This week’s foliehatt
goes to: Jennifer Rubin
Is Palin-mania A Liberal Plot?
Apparently PDS is bipartisan.
From Seward’s Folly:
Murkowski certified Senate election winner
Sen. Lisa Murkowski was officially named the winner of Alaska’s U.S. Senate race Thursday, following a legal battle that lasted longer than the write-in campaign she waged to keep her job.
Oh goody, instead of another Republican in the Senate we get . . . a Republican.
China keeps building walls:
China makes Skype illegal
China on Thursday announced that it had made illegal the use of Skype, the popular internet telephony service, as the country continues to shut itself off from the rest of the world.
Oh, well. There wasn’t anybody there I wanted to talk to anyway.
Paul is shrill today:
The New Voodoo
Hypocrisy never goes out of style, but, even so, 2010 was something special. For it was the year of budget doubletalk — the year of arsonists posing as firemen, of people railing against deficits while doing everything they could to make those deficits bigger.
I think it’s terrible the way people want to defame a perfectly good religion by associating it with economics.
Speaking of which:
Academic Economists to Consider Ethics Code
Academic economists, particularly those active in policy debates in Washington and Wall Street, are facing greater scrutiny of their outside activities these days. Faced with a run of criticism, including a popular movie, leaders of the American Economic Association, the world’s largest professional society for economists, founded in 1885, are considering a step that most other professions took a long time ago — adopting a code of ethical standards.
I thought one of the defining characteristics of a profession was a code of ethics. Now if only bloggers would get one.
All good things must end:
Stanford women end UConn’s winning streak at 90
The Streak ended here.
Finally, after 90 games and more than 32 months of non-stop winning, top-ranked Connecticut lost Thursday night. Jeanette Pohlen scored 31 points as Stanford jumped ahead early and rolled merrily away to win 71-59 before a raucous capacity crowd at Maples Pavilion.
It was a convincing and historic outcome. UConn’s run of 90 consecutive victories counted as the longest winning streak in NCAA basketball history, men or women.
Thanks to Title IX the girls get to play too. Predictions of the ruin and destruction of college sports turned out to be wrong.
Apparently you right coast types had a few snowflakes recently:
NYC mayor to probe claims that workers delayed snow cleanup
Four days after a monster blizzard blanketed much of the northeastern U.S., New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he will investigate whether sanitation workers intentionally delayed cleanup efforts over frustrations regarding citywide budget cuts.
Cuz you know it couldn’t have been the mayor’s fault, right?
Peachy-keen news from Obama’s Good War:
US military investigates ‘death squad’ accused of murdering Afghans
Brigadier general to conduct review of 5th Stryker brigade as evidence emerges of widespread complicity in deaths
If you kill them, their hearts and minds will follow.
Transocean questions CSB’s power to probe oil spill: report
Transocean Ltd has written to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), challenging the federal agency’s authority to investigate April’s deep-water drilling accident, Bloomberg said.
Under federal law, floating rigs are exempt from oversight by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, Rachel Clingman, an attorney for Transocean, said in a letter to the agency, Bloomberg reported.
Where did all that oil go, anyway?
Today in History:
1967 Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7 in AFL championship game
1962 “Match Game” debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn
1935 Charles Darrow patents Monopoly
1959 Bebe Neuwirth
1959 Val Kilmer
1948 Donna Summer
1943 John Denver
1937 Anthony Hopkins
1999 Elliot Richardson
1985 Rick Nelson
1972 Roberto Clemente
The #1 movie in the country:
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